Tag College of Letters & Science

Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center opening this fall

August 12, 2019

With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.

U.S. Go Congress to bring hundreds of players to campus

July 5, 2019

“The intrinsic beauty and challenge of Go, along with its deep cultural significance in China, Korea, and Japan, have attracted players from around the world,” says organizer Dave Weimer, a professor of public affairs and political science.

André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’

June 10, 2019

De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."

UW Changes Lives: SuccessWorks guides L&S students to careers

May 30, 2019

A fast-growing number of students at the College of Letters & Science are turning to SuccessWorks to help prepare them for a career after college. 

Wilcots named interim dean of Letters & Science

May 14, 2019

“Eric is a talented researcher and an experienced administrator – we’re excited to see him move into this role,” says outgoing Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf.

New marching band director to take the baton

April 23, 2019

“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”

Finding their way at UW–Madison

March 14, 2019

Many students arrive at UW–Madison unsure of what they will study or what career they'll choose. They they find, among the many possibilities offered on campus, what they want to do. Here are three.

Reaching for the stars: 50 years of space astronomy

December 4, 2018

In December 1968, the world’s first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory carried seven telescopes from UW–Madison, designed and built by a plucky band of scientists in an unassuming warehouse on South Park Street.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

November 6, 2018

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

New L&S course clusters link science and humanities

October 29, 2018

Constellations are clusters of courses that let students take three classes — one core humanities course and two linked classes — concurrently and draw connections across disciplines.

12 famous people you didn’t know went to UW–Madison

October 17, 2018

Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …

In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of loss

September 28, 2018

Researchers show that gene loss — not the evolution of new genes — helped drive the fly amanita mushroom into its symbiotic relationship with plants.

Solar cell, married to liquid battery, achieves record efficiency

September 27, 2018

The technology Professor Song Jin is advancing – unifying solar electricity generation with storage – could first be used in off-grid, standalone energy systems.

New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

September 18, 2018

"Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here."

Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building

September 17, 2018

With the start of construction on a $133 million chemistry tower and other renovations, students — as well as faculty and other researchers — will gain access to updated teaching and laboratory spaces to accommodate the next generation of chemical education and research.

“Crazy Rich Asians” movie offers pressure and possibility, says UW expert

August 9, 2018

"Racism in Hollywood has also taken a toll in particular on Asian Americans.  Asian Americans are an extremely small slice of the national population, so their needs and demands are rarely taken into consideration,” says Lori Kido Lopez.

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

August 8, 2018

In a video, Professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.

New Korean language flagship program to launch

August 6, 2018

“This ambitious new program will offer unprecedented opportunities for UW–Madison students to study Korean language and culture on campus and overseas to a level that few other U.S. citizens achieve,” says Dianna Murphy, Director of the Language Institute.